Advocacy

Advocacy is the act of supporting or promoting a cause or issue. Advocacy can take many different forms, and it can be undertaken by individuals, organizations, or groups. Advocacy can involve activities such as lobbying, campaigning, and public speaking, and it can be focused on a wide range of issues, including social justice, human rights, and environmental protection. Advocacy is an important tool for bringing about change and for giving voice to the concerns and needs of individuals and communities. Advocacy can be a powerful way to raise awareness about important issues, and to mobilize support and action. Advocacy can also provide a platform for individuals and groups to have their voices heard and to make their concerns known.

 

 

10 Domestic Abuse resources in Southeastern Wisconsin | Racine County Eye
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10 Domestic Abuse resources in Southeastern Wisconsin | Racine County Eye

Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic abuse? Navigating the route to receive help can be a daunting task. Perhaps you’d like the information to local resources to be able to further assist someone in need. In Southeastern Wisconsin, community agencies, nonprofits, and programs are available to assist you or your loved one’s path…

Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News
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Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said punishment is not enough to curb cases of human trafficking in the country, insisting that all hands must be on deck to end the menace. Speaking on Thursday night at the premiere of the viewing of ‘Dangerous Hope’–a film sponsored by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees…

Health care workers should look for signs of human trafficking, Michigan doctor says
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Health care workers should look for signs of human trafficking, Michigan doctor says

Nearly 88% of human trafficking survivors report accessing health care services during their trafficking situation, according to a nonprofit advocacy group known as the Polaris Project. That statistic could be surprising. However, it’s appropriate – if not a slight underestimate – once people start to understand what trafficking looks like, explained Dr. Jamie Hope, an…

Candlelight vigil brings awareness to human trafficking in Genesee County – mlive.com
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Candlelight vigil brings awareness to human trafficking in Genesee County – mlive.com

FLINT, MI — January was Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance designed to educate the public about the issue. But the work to stop human trafficking never ends. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, to honor the end of the month, GHOST (Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team) and the Genesee County Human Trafficking Taskforce, in…

California anti-human trafficking operation nets 368 arrests – FOX 11 Los Angeles
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California anti-human trafficking operation nets 368 arrests – FOX 11 Los Angeles

Southern California human trafficking sweep 82 law enforcement agencies, along with victim advocacy groups, conducted a statewide operation focusing on the rescue of ‘commercially sexually exploited victims and the apprehension of their exploiters.’ LOS ANGELES – An anti-human trafficking operation in California resulted in the arrests of 368 people, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. 82…

LAPD assists state task force on human trafficking, nets 116 arrests
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LAPD assists state task force on human trafficking, nets 116 arrests

A statewide multi-agency task force targeting human trafficking resulted in the arrests of 368 people — 116 by LAPD investigators — and the rescue of 131 victims, authorities said Wednesday. Operation Reclaim and Rebuild was conducted over seven days in nine counties, including Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino, said Chief Michel Moore of the…

Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)
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Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

Trenton, we have a sex trafficking and slave problem. In the Summer of 2022, rumors spread through Trenton that young Latina women were being snatched off local streets and pressed into the city’s sex trade business. Lured into houses and expecting a “party”, some girls ended up as the party. While those stories persisted, New…

Metro approves funds for human trafficking and abuse survivor services – News Channel 5
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Metro approves funds for human trafficking and abuse survivor services – News Channel 5

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville is addressing a rising need for more services for abuse and human trafficking survivors. Councilmembers recently voted to fund more $300,000 to resources for the Office of Family Safety. The funds are coming from the American Rescue Plan Act. It comes at a time when they need more funds…

Local agencies work together to assist human trafficking survivors
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Local agencies work together to assist human trafficking survivors

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — There is a renewed push to stop human trafficking in Hampton Roads. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Hampton Roads area is high risk for human trafficking since so many people come here for work, coupled with the tourism opportunities. Shannon Taylor, Transitions Family Violence Services anti-human trafficking director, said the signs look…

'There are many forms': Local vigil raises awareness to human trafficking – WEWS
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'There are many forms': Local vigil raises awareness to human trafficking – WEWS

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and although there are only a few days left, the efforts to raise awareness are ever-present. An instance of that effort was seen in East Cleveland on Saturday afternoon at a prayer vigil held to raise awareness of the issue facing Ohio at the Starlight Missionary Baptist Church. During…